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vxr2010

2,072 posts

115 months

Thursday 5th March 2015
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Monaro key fob battery replacement
I bought a replacement plastic fob from eBay , as old fob was ageing plus glued together , plus the correct battery with welded tabs on it , a soldering iron and solder and 10 mins later a new battery was in place , range of the fob is 4 or 5 times the distance , I was worried old battery was going to die and leave me stranded , there was no re programming needed to make it work , I think the battery was a cr2032

MyM8V8

9,433 posts

151 months

Monday 20th April 2015
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Diff Oil for Helical Gear LSDs:

Such as the Detroit Tru-Trac and the new Wavetrac. According to the manufacturers (and me), you must NOT use a diff oil which contains friction modifiers. If you do, the diff will not lock up properly when you need it to. (I can vouch for this) If you have an oil fitted to a tru-trac with FM included, I recommend you ditch it asap, as I've recently had a couple of nasty scares.

I had difficulty getting a suitable grade from the usual suspects and ended up finding this:

Millers CRX 75W140NT

(Obviously - use this information at your own risk)

Yanayaya

902 posts

140 months

Tuesday 14th July 2015
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I thought I would include some part numbers, prices and photos of my recent shopping trip to my local Vauxhall Dealer and official Holden parts dealer. I bought all these for my 2005 Monaro VXR (LS2), not that it matters but just being specific :P


Bonnet Pistons - 92047416
Price at dealer - £29.00 (each)


Badge "Monaro" - 92156988
Price at dealer - £19.50


Sticker "SRS Airbag" Outer door pillar - 92078989
Price at dealer - £3.71 (each)


Radiator fan access panel sticker - 9212957
Price at dealer - £2.64

I also needed the cover for the sticker 9212957 as listed above as my one had a crack in it and a bit of plastic missing. It's important to note however that you can't by the cover on it's own, you get the whole panel.


Part Number - 92183569
Price at dealer - £24.95 (I actually thought that was really good for what it is)

Edited by Yanayaya on Tuesday 14th July 10:23

r-kid

838 posts

143 months

Monday 14th September 2015
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mik_ok said:
Gary H 2008 said:
Update to VXR8 Wiper details:

The part number for the pair is BOSCH A218S - and can be had for less than £22
The Valeo equivalent to this pack for the VXR8 is Valeo VM432.

(Eurocarparts ref 485774735 (link correct at time of typing this).

Similar money to the Bosch set (ECP are always running discounts - I payed £20). Box is labelled as "Fiat Grande Punto... do not panic.

EDIT - I did a trial-fit after posting the above. The Valeo wipers require a slight mod. There is a pointed "tang" on the clip area that needs to be removed with a craft knife (5mins max). The tang is evident on both wipers, but one side only. Once removed the fitment/spacing is as-per original-fit. Original wiper at the top of the image, valeo below. Pointy tang visible towards the left hand side.


Edited by mik_ok on Sunday 16th December 13:34
ETA: the new Valeo VM432 no longer have this tang, so are now a direct fit.

rusty88

83 posts

58 months

Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Found a link for Monaro/Commodore workshop manual, here you go...

http://www.allcarmanuals.com/factory-service-manua...


ArnieVXR

2,449 posts

139 months

Saturday 28th November 2015
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Useful UTE/crewman/one tonner facts, especially towing limits:

http://www.justcommodores.com/temp/VZ%20LCV%20Spec...

If the link stops working...key towing facts:
1600kg towing limit on all UTEs and manual crewman models
2100kg on auto V6 crewman
2500kg on auto V8 crewman

SturdyHSV

7,029 posts

123 months

Thursday 11th February 2016
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Thought I post these in here, as the thread title they were originally in isn't very relevant!

Monaro airbag resistor / capacitor values etc. steering wheel, seat airbags, the lot.

Conditions for the SRS/airbag DTC codes are as below.

Values are the same for the LHS / RHS seat side air bags and also the driver's / passenger's airbags, except for the driver's airbag, the lower resistance limit is 1 Ohm for some reason.

DTC83 LHS AB Cap Too High
> 550nF

DTC84 LHS AB Cap Too Low
< 390nF

DTC85 LHS AB Res Too High
> 10ohms

DTC86 LHS AB Res Too Low
< 0.6Ohm

If any of these conditions are detected for more than 3-5 seconds, the DTC is set.

The airbag system still functions if any of these codes are set, unless naturally the fault causing the code is enough to actually stop it from working.

It won't stop the rest of the airbags from working however.

For the driver's wheel, the yellow connector already has a capacitor in it, so you just need to put the resistor across.

There is a free tool to reset the airbag light:

http://1337vending.com/vzclustermod/wiki/VZAirbag

Here's the website by the bloke who did the software, all very simple to do, promise! This includes cluster mods like HSV logos etc. and also resetting the airbag light (as in my previous post). He has instructions on there for how to do it all.

http://1337vending.com/vzclustermod/

I only included that link as well because the airbag tool is just something he's done as a separate tool that only includes the airbag related stuff. Since you're making the cable, I thought you might want to try the cluster stuff too.

Depending on which car you use the cluster stuff on, it may well not like it as it could have some different options in there that the software may not recognise (originally the software didn't like our 'Vauxhall' logo option, but that's been fixed now.

The airbag system has been the same since the VT days though, they've just added the odd extra bag over the years, so all seems to be pretty compatible.

Some details on the cable needed to talk to the car at this level:

USB To Serial Adapter (as listings expire etc, you may have to search ebay if the link below is dead.)

It was listed as "FT232 Brush USB To TTL Serial Cable Line Electric Adapter FTDI Chipset Computer" and sold by 3997nicola

(The TTL bit is important, as that means it's 3.3V, which is what you need, and the FTDI chipset is a reliable USB to Serial converter chipset.)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191549528240

Then you just wire 2 of the wires in to one of these:

Listed as "Universal OBD2 II 16 Pin Male Connector Diagnostic Adapter" and sold by qqlx_uk

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221461368260

They're both UK sellers, you can find them cheaper from China of course, but who wants to wait that long?!

Here's a very thorough post on how to make the cable. It involves soldering 2 wires to 2 pins. It's very simple.

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5798...

Hope that helps anyone in future smile

stubell

5 posts

53 months

Saturday 19th March 2016
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Hi there, BO55VXR, I've just joined this forum and its seems that you are the uk's leading authority on anything Monaro/ hsv.
Thanks for all the great info,.
Really useful!!
I have a vxr500 that has been upgraded by its previous owners.
It has develop an intermittent throttle body sensor fault and needs replacing,
Can you offer an advice please?
And or possible upgrades?

Many thanks

Stu

Yanayaya

902 posts

140 months

Sunday 12th June 2016
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2005 Monaro VXR

Under Bonnet Insulator - 92167786 @ £81.50 (Dealer)
Rear Brake Shields - 92147895 @ 44.20 (Dealer)
Rear Brake Shields - 92147896 @ 59.50 (Dealer)
Intake to engine vacuum hose - 12594779 @ £3.41 (Dealer)
Injector Seal Kit (16 seals) - 89017587 @ 82.00 (Dealer)

Edited by Yanayaya on Friday 17th June 09:24

OverSteery

2,997 posts

187 months

Friday 1st July 2016
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Supercharger belts for the LSV Vortec conversion are:

960-8M Timing Belt (960mm length, 8mm between each tooth, so No. Of Teeth 120)
Belt Width 30mm


THUNDER STORM

1,230 posts

125 months

Friday 1st July 2016
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Yanayaya said:
2005 Monaro VXR

Under Bonnet Insulator - 92167786 @ £81.50 (Dealer)
Rear Brake Shields - 92147895 @ 44.20 (Dealer)
Rear Brake Shields - 92147896 @ 59.50 (Dealer)
Intake to engine vacuum hose - 12594779 @ £3.41 (Dealer)
Injector Seal Kit (16 seals) - 89017587 @ 82.00 (Dealer)

Edited by Yanayaya on Friday 17th June 09:24
You quoted two rear brake shields with different numbers and cost ,can you please clarify this.

Adebyebye

ringram

14,695 posts

204 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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SturdyHSV

7,029 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Fore aft seat movement in Monaro, especially when braking




pah250

3,262 posts

111 months

Tuesday 30th August 2016
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How to clear the service reminder on Gen-F cars. Note that the service reminder is displayed on the dash as a message that reads "Change engine oil soon":

1) Press and hold the start button for around 5 seconds WITHOUT pressing the clutch pedal, until the dash lights up and the needles rotate around the dials. The engine will NOT start.

2) Promptly pump the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor three times in quick succession.

3) Press and release the start button once more to turn off the ignition.

Yanayaya

902 posts

140 months

Wednesday 21st September 2016
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Standard 05 Monaro VXR Brake Caliper sliders
The front and rear are the same and there is two sliders per caliper

Part Number: 92147148 Price @ Dealer £7.00


Rear Brake Caliper Boot/Dust Cover

Part Number: 92140373 Price @ Dealer £2.17

S0updr4g0n

131 posts

67 months

Friday 4th November 2016
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I've got a list (largeish) of OBDII GM post 1996 DTC codes - the ones I've seen on a few VXR8's do match the list I have accurately... it's a longish PDF and if anyone wants it, just say. I didn't want to paste the contents here because of the length. I'd also appreciate if someone could verify the accuracy or tell me if it's already available - runs to about 40 pages in total, 38 of which are codes.

Yanayaya

902 posts

140 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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THUNDER STORM said:
You quoted two rear brake shields with different numbers and cost ,can you please clarify this.

Adebyebye
Hey Ade,

Ok yeah I should have written that out, these prices are different per side, I've no idea why it's just the way Vauxhall do things.

92147895 - offside
92147896 - nearside

MyM8V8

9,433 posts

151 months

Saturday 25th February 2017
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S0updr4g0n said:
I've got a list (largeish) of OBDII GM post 1996 DTC codes - the ones I've seen on a few VXR8's do match the list I have accurately... it's a longish PDF and if anyone wants it, just say. I didn't want to paste the contents here because of the length. I'd also appreciate if someone could verify the accuracy or tell me if it's already available - runs to about 40 pages in total, 38 of which are codes.
I'd like a copy please.

THUNDER STORM

1,230 posts

125 months

Saturday 25th February 2017
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MyM8V8 said:
S0updr4g0n said:
I've got a list (largeish) of OBDII GM post 1996 DTC codes - the ones I've seen on a few VXR8's do match the list I have accurately... it's a longish PDF and if anyone wants it, just say. I didn't want to paste the contents here because of the length. I'd also appreciate if someone could verify the accuracy or tell me if it's already available - runs to about 40 pages in total, 38 of which are codes.
I'd like a copy please.
I would like a copy, thank you in advance

Adebyebye

globalfish

383 posts

53 months

Sunday 5th March 2017
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For VE models, you can enter the code here to obtain the fault.

http://www.carmodder.com/search_dtc.php?make_id=2&...